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October 13 in San Antonio history...

The big chandelier in the rotunda of the Menger Hotel was swung into position. The 700-pound article, containing 3,000 pieces of prismatic glass, cost $300. 54 more words


Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson (1896)


Stevenson left Weir of Hermiston unfinished at his death on 3 December 1894. It is a return to the Scottish setting of Kidnapped (1886) but now told in a more mature, subtle, ironic style. 4,939 more words


Map: Baist's Property Atlas of Detroit

This is a section of “Baists property atlas of the city of Detroit, Michigan” from the DPL Digital Collections Burton Historical Collection. Property data had to be compiled from official records, private land claims, and land surveys. 22 more words


Tootsie Roll

How many licks does it take to get to the centre of the tootsie pop?  Answer at the end of this fact…

Leo Hirshfield was looking around for a name for the new confection he was making from a recipe he’d brought over from Europe in 1896.   123 more words

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Team GB revel in Gold at Rio Olympics 2016

With the 2016 Summer Olympics coming to an end, it is time to tally up all the medals gained and see how everyone did overall. The sixteen day event which ran from August 5th through to August 21st 2016 was the 31st Summer Olympic games. 205 more words


On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1896: Dial telephone patented.